Grandad by Clive Dunn was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 9, 1971 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Grandad" is possibly the cheesiest song ever, sung by (and written for) English actor Clive Dunn, who played Cpl. Jones in the BBC TV comedy series Dad's Army (character catchphrase: "Don't panic, Captain Mainwaring!" [pronounced "Mannering"]). Dunn was actually in his forties then, but was very well known in the UK for his character roles playing men in their seventies. The story goes that Dunn met Flowers at a party and on learning that Flowers was a composer, Dunn challenged Flowers to write him a novelty song, hence "Grandad."

Grandad FAQs

Who sang Grandad?

Grandad was performed by Clive Dunn

What year did Grandad get to the UK number 1 spot?

Grandad first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 9, 1971

How long was Grandad at number 1 in the UK?

Grandad spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.